Board member of football club detained as suspect in pimping case
Officials of the North prefecture of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board on Monday detained seven men and one woman who are suspected of running two brothels in Tallinn, and according to information available to BNS one of the detainees is a member of the board of football club Nomme Kalju, Tanel Aavik.
Lillekula Stadium to add 3,000 seats, build new facade for EUR 1.7 mln
The Estonian Football Association has announced a tender for the contract to build an additional seating capacity of 3,000 and a new facade in Lillekla Stadium, home ground of the Estonian national team and FC Flora, for 1.7 million euros.
Emmy galat vaatas sel aastal läbi aegade kõige vähem inimesi
Pühapäeval eetris olnud Emmy galat vaatas sel aastal veel vähem inimesi kui eelmisel aastal, kui ülekannet vaatas läbi aegade kõige vähem inimesi.
Malta squad finally makes it to Estonia following flight cancelation
Malta's national football team have finally landed in the Estonian capital Tallinn, 24 hours after a canceled flight left them stranded in Amsterdam, the Times of Malta said.
The Klavan transfer – a Nordic bombshell
The landing of Ragnar Klavan as initial Estonan field footballer in the legendary Liverpool is a rarity regarding Scandinavia, rest of Baltics and even Russia.
22.07.2016, Madis KalvetPM
Editorial: Ragnar Klavan – dream realised for boy, boost for sports in Estonia
Ragnar Klavan joining the legendary English football club FC Liverpool is a dream come true for a boy from Estonia, and an encouragement for sports in our nation.
Wales on jõudnud EMil nelja hulka, kümme fakti Walesi kohta (1)
Käimasolevatel Euroopa jalgpallimeistrivõistlustel on jõutud poolfinaalideni ning nelja parema koondise hulgas on ka Wales. Homme leiab aset kohtumine Portugaliga.
05.07.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Editorial: midgets (like Iceland) may mow down giants
Always, the stories of little ones overcoming the big have fascinated mankind. Like the tiny Iceland beating big England. How on earth can that be?! We Estonia being four times their size... could we repeat that?
Video: Abhaasias toimuvad tunnustamata riikide jalgpallimeistrivõistlused
Mai lõpul algasid Abhaasia pealinnas Suhhumis Conifa (Confederation of Independent Football Associations) jalgpallimeistrivõistlused, millel osalevad tunnustamata riikide-alade-rahvaste meeskonnad.
03.06.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Top footballer dives into «life as usual»
Twice champion of Estonia, twice the top scorer of the season, picked best player of the entire championship last year, Ingemar Teever has hereby decided to go make a living outside of football.
08.03.2016, Madis KalvetPM
Estonian Football Association bans Tallinn C.F. for doping
The disciplinary committee of the Estonian Football Association has decided to disqualify the Second League team Tallinn C.F. from Estonian Cup 2015 after four members of the team tested positive for doping.
ERR says money lacking, fails to convince
A storm is brewing around budget of Public Broadcasting (ERR) which threatens to bin part of next year's live broadcasts and lay off staff. And yet the Riigikogu finance committee last night supported not the granting of 650,000 extra euros to ERR as the claims about lack of money are allegedly unclear.
13.11.2015, Oliver KundPM
Estonia beat Georgia 3-0 in friendly
The Estonian national football team on Wednesday beat Georgia 3-0 (0-0) in the penultimate friendly to be played at home this year.
Belgia kirjanik külastab Eestit
Jean-Philippe Toussaint (1957) on menukas ja rohkelt auhindu kogunud belgia kirjanik ja režissöör, kes on Eesti lugejale eelkõige tuntud eesti keeles ilmunud teostega «Vannituba» ja «Armastajad». Tema teosed on stiililt minimalistlikud, kajastavad köitvalt tänapäeva ühiskonna tulipunkte ning uudistavad päevapoliitika teemasid Prantsusmaal ja mujal Euroopas.
The ranting dads and the rattled kids on the fields
«Get the game!», «Boil the umpire!», «Pass better!», «Strike stronger!». A late afternoon at sports arena. The kids are playing football, «green» against «yellow». All are having fun and trying their very best. At times, they flop pretty bad which for beginners is pardonable. Flanking the field, coaches of both teams are encouraging the guys to enjoy the game. At the other edge.. we quoted them above, a bit. In the conflict of educational philosophies, who loses is the child. What did he do wrong? Nothing.
22.10.2015, Kaarel TällPM
Historic good-bye goal happening today?
This very evening, career ends for legendary Estonian footballer Raio Piiroja as national team tackles Iceland. Addressing head coach Magnus Pehrsson, the man asked to play in attack. To the general backdrop of how Team Estonia has been doing, they thought this safest indeed. With eight goals under his belt for Estonia, could Mr Piiroja be the historic first Estonian to score in farewell game?
31.03.2015, Madis KalvetPM
Fighting spirit switched off – the typical play-off Bengals
A fresh NFL record set by the club where Margus Hunt plays American football – never before has a team dropped off at round one in play-offs four years running. Lousy playing, no will to fight i.e. the typical play-off Bengals, said the US experts after Indianapolis Colts’ 24:10 win.
06.01.2015, Jaan MartinsonPM
A tie smelling like bouquet of bitter losses
For Estonian football, Saturday night was a nightmare of historic calibre. In an UEFA 2016 qualifier, we failed to beat host San Marino – the red lantern in FIFA. With 0:0 a sad reality, the game was depressing to watch and a bystander will ever be wondering how they ever planned to score. Thus, for the third time in their history, team San Marino could rejoice for keeping their goal clean.
Estonia beats Norway 1-0 in friendly
The Estonian national football team defeated Norway 1-0 (1-0) in a friendly played in Oslo on Wednesday.
Great expectations in jobless footballers
Over the years, a routine has set in Team Estonia – people playing with no games under their belt in home clubs, and some jobless altogether. Former Estonian defender Marek Lemsalu says the boys think too highly of themselves and ever keep seeking openings in the good clubs. Estonian Football Association president Aivar Pohlak fails to fully agree.
17.10.2014, Kaarel TällPM
Pubs pull back from serving World Cup
This year, FIFA licence was required to show World Cup football in public places. The demand scared off lots of spots. According to Public Broadcasting (ERR), just 30-some businesses had applied by May 9th deadline.
12.06.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
Andres Oper – ever instinctively striker
Estonian national football team’s greatest goalmaker Andres Oper plays career’s final game as, on Lilleküla stadium in Tallinn, Estonia and Gibraltar settle for 1:1.
27.05.2014, Madis KalvetPM
Andres Oper: half a life in Team Estonia
With historic amount of goals under his belt, for Estonian national football team, Andres Oper announces departure from top sports due to injury.
05.02.2014, Kristjan Jaak KangurPM
Editorial: grand fraud and singed justice
Estonia is having her very first football betting related court case: 11 men stand accused by Public Prosecutor’s Office in match-fixing and betting fraud. According to accusations, criminal income exceeds €108,000.
Top crook cooks up false footballers
Behind the greatest football fraud in Estonian stands a leading figure in Ida-Viru County criminal circles, the convicted murderer Valeri Mihhailov.
03.12.2013, Risto BerendsonPM
Editorial: World Cup broadcast equals presence in world
Yesterday, Postimees wrote on the Enterprise Estonia Matryoshka-ads, costing €28,000. The ads cannot be used, being insulting to target group. For the new Academy of Arts building on Tartu Highway, all kinds of expenses were made; now, however, yet another house is planned, at another location. Costing money, again. So, one may say Estonia is not exactly penniless. Therefore, strange indeed to see Public Broadcasting (ERR) begging the state for half a million euros to show World Cup football. The more so that, for years, title tournaments broadcasting has been financed outside of base budget; yet, this time, ERR is told to find the money out of own means. They did find €100,000. What about the rest?
Money missing to show World Cup
Within weeks, Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) chief Margus Allikmaa must find a way to show World Cup football – or decide to call it off.
27.11.2013, Tuuli KochPM
Two defendants in footballers' drug case make deal with prosecution
Two defendants in the Estonian football players' drug trafficking case have made deals with the prosecution, it turned out at the opening hearing at Harju County Court on Monday.
Estonia drops 3 places in FIFA rankings
The Estonian national football team slid three places to 88th in the FIFA rankings for September.
Estonia defeated 1-5 by Hungary in World Cup qualifier
The Estonian national football team was defeated 1-5 by Hungary in a World Cup qualifying match played in Hungary on Tuesday.
Historic draw with flavour of defeat
Estonian national footballers’ 2:2 draw with World Cup finalist Holland came across as defeat. Even so, Friday’s game may boldly be proclaimed our best ever.
10.09.2013, Madis KalvetPM
About 900 Dutch football fans to attend qualifier in Estonia
About 900 Dutch football fans are coming to Tallinn to watch the World Cup qualifying match between the national teams of Estonia and the Netherlands at the beginning of September.
Court to have another preliminary hearing in footballers' case
Estonia's Harju County Court is to hold another preliminary hearing in the footballers' cocaine trafficking criminal case in August before the main hearings start in September.
Trauma in Tallinn taxi accident may end Estonian footballer Oper's career
A trauma suffered by Estonian midfielder Andres Oper in a car accident in Tallinn in May may jeopardize the continuation of his career as a football player, the daily Ohtuleht said.
Estonian football hit by showers of cards and extra aggressiveness
Estonian leagues are seeing more of the yellow and red cards. Also, numerous game situations demand thorough analysis.
07.05.2013, Madis KalvetPM
Estonia-Andorra 2:0 – tactics and talent seal the deal
Estonian national football team took its second win in current World Cup qualifiers, beating Andorra 2:0, on home turf. The same team was also subdued abroad, in October.
27.03.2013, Madis KalvetPM
Holland beat Estonia 3-0
Holland scored three second-half goals to brush Estonia aside 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier
Aspiring Estonia eager to shock Holland
Estonian footballers entering the 53,000-seat Amsterdam Arena tonight, to face the Dutch, see no reason to fear and hunker into all-out defence. However, Captain Ragnar Klavan does underline: it has to be all feet on deck. It’s all up to attitude – shall we, at 95th minute, run that extra metre, fight that extra minute? «We must give it our all. And more,» says Mr Klavan.
22.03.2013, Kristjan Jaak KangurPM
Great game coming, tomorrow: supercoach van Gaal correcting mistakes
Louis van Gaal (61), with Dutch, Spanish and German championship wins under his belt, plus an UEFA Champions League triumph, has almost all a club coach could ever dream to achieve. Today’s Estonian boasts a guy who knows Mr van Gaal and his handwriting better than anyone around – Captain Ragnar Klavan. In January 2009, Klavan went to AZ Alkmaar to be under Mr van Gaal. By April, he was embracing the Dutch Cup.
21.03.2013, Kristjan Jaak KangurPM
Estonia drops 7 places in FIFA rankings
The Estonian national football team fell seven places to 89th in the FIFA rankings for March published on Thursday.
Estonian Football Association bans eight amid probe into match fixing
The disciplinary committee of the Estonian Football Association on Friday imposed a temporary ban on eight persons, seven of whom played in the national league in the past season.
No trouble at police-free Scotland v Estonia game
Wednesday's trouble free game at Aberdeen's Pittodrie stadium between Scotland and Estonia made history as the first modern international match in Scotland to go ahead without a police presence inside the ground, the Scotsman reported.
Estonian Striker Hospitalized Following Scotland Match Clash
Veteran striker Andres Oper spent the night in an Aberdeen hospital after suffering a head injury in Estonia's Wednesday night friendly against Scotland, ERR News reported.
Rüütli: we managed to cause some alarm
The year kicked off with defeat for the Estonian national football team last night, as the friendly held in Scotland’s home turf ended 0-1.
Captain Klavan: aim to keep Scots from scoring
Captain of Estonia’s national football team Ragnar Klavan said before today’s match against Scotland that top priority is for Estonians to stand firm in defence.
Estonia v Scotland: colourful history, familiar coaches
Tomorrow, Estonian national football team faces its first international opponent of the year, playing Scotland in a friendly, in Aberdeen. The two haven’t met for quite a while, but the 1990ies bring loads of memories.